Friday, January 2, 2015

Thank You 2014! Happy New Year 2015!!! Recap!

Happy New Year to all the musicians, music industry professionals, radio stations, producers, media and of course you the fans who make artists to continue to push themselves to provide kickass music!

DVT Entertainment (Jim/Vince/Eric) had a great year in 2014 providing our services to clubs, festivals, events and artists. We made some changes this year, which in the long run has made DVT a stronger company to provide more opportunities to artists we had the pleasure of working with this year. We would like to thank you for your continuing support and we are deeply grateful.

DVT had a lot of great national shows we did this year including HR of BAD BRAINS, THE TOSSERS, ZACH MYERS of SHINEDOWN, STROKE 9, THE MOVEMENT, JAKE E LEE’s RED DRAGON CARTEL, CONTINENTAL (Ex. Dropkick Murphy’s) and more…

It was a banner year for growing our work with FESTIVAL’s. Here’s a little recap

There were 2 outdoor stages this year along with 7 street performer locations. We provided 50+ artists with performance slots. It was estimated that over 30,000 attended the festival this year. The crowds were so into all the artists, the talent level was top notch to a point where each band vibed off each other making each band raise the bar with each performance.

The 3
rd Annual LIBERTY MUSICFEST – Aug 2014
All we can say is WOW!!!! We held this event at Finnigan’s Wake this year, utilized all 4 floors of the venue over 5 days and 150+ artists performed under one roof - providing one of the best festivals Philadelphia has ever seen. We estimated over 2500 people attended to witness this spectacular event. We also had day events with industry professional come and speak about ways for artist to navigate and succeed in today’s world.
Thanks to our sponsors Unclaimed Bands, SSA MUSIC, Reverbnation, Starr Hill Brewery, That Mag, Paystr, Broken Goblet, UBER, Freedom Events, Black Maverick Entertainment, Gashouse Radio and Broad Street Music Group.

12th Annual DEWEY BEACH MUSIC CONFERENCE (Delaware) – Sept 2014
Each year it keeps us amazing how much incredible talent is out there. To me (JIM) it was one of the best in years. It just seemed like it was just music and fun at the beach. This is must attend conference for any musician looking to make connections to further their career no matter if you get selected to perform or not. Free Shows, VIP Parties for Artists and Industry, Networking and daytime Music Industry Lectures there is no reason to not to be there.

1st Annual ELM CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL (New Haven, CT) – Nov 2014

We were honored to be a part of this kick of festival in new haven, CT. Thanks to Vic Steffens from Horizon Music Group/Elm City Music for bringing us on board. Nothing but stellar performances from all the artists from areas of CT, PA, NJ and NY. The events were held at the Outer Space ( )and CafĂ© Nine ( ) which were both incredible venues to host the event. The Industry panels were extremely impressive with Michael Caplan – Elm City Music/Universal, 26 yrs Sony SR. A& R, Bob Anderson – 30 years Sr. VP of Sales. RCA, Alan Douches – West West Side Music, Jerry Lembo-Jerry lembo entertainment Group/former VP, Promotions at Columbia Records, Tony Timpano – head of legal affairs, Alliance Ent. Corp. to name a few. Serious look into attending this event next year, we are going to blow it !!!

Along with festivals we work with you the artists in many ways. This year we worked with Rowboat Casino, The Riverside Odds, In the Presence of Wolves and just added East to the West for going into 2015!!!

In the Presence of Wolves have made strong strides in the progressive rock world. They just released their debut record “THALASSAS” which is available worldwide, Itunes, Amazon, XBOX MUSIC etc.. They are currently charting on CMJ’s Loud Radio Charts, have distro overseas, receiving raving reviews on the new release and performing capacity shows. If interested in their buying there music go to their website for details:

The Road to Park City, Utah - Events at Sundance Film Festival
To Cap off a great 2014 we had the opportunity to be involved with EMERGE ( ) with running showcases at Connie’ Ric Rac ( ) to select an artist to perform at events during the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in Park City, UT. Along sending a Philadelphia band to perform out there, DVT, was asked to put together a compilation CD that would be distributed in VIP bags ( worth of $8000 ) that would go to movie directors, music supervisors, PR Companines, Branding Companies. Celebrities and more. So we put together, EMERGE: the Philly Underground Soundtrack – the road to Park City, UT featuring 2 CDs w/ 28 artists from Philadelphia spanning all genres.
The band selected by EMERGE to perform at the EMERGE Lounge is ROWBOAT CASINO ( ). They will be representing Philly out there and are opeing for the Crystal Method.
Check out DISC one of the CD - free to stream or download

WHEWWWW!!!! What a great year and thank you again for the continuing support we have a lot stored in 2015. The Same festivals with 1-2 more to add, a new Venue we are booking starting in March, ongoing showcases at Philly’s true underground venue Connie’s Ric Rac ( Hint Feb 28th Jim’s Annual B-Day Bash) and so much more… so stay tuned!!!!!

Upcoming Shows!!!!

Friday, January 16th, 2015
A Night of Progressive Music w/ Jolly (InsideOut Music/Century Media Records) , Rausch, In the Presence of Wolves and Shadow Merchant at the North Star bar, Philly
Wednesday,  January 28th, 2015
Wednesday 13 (of Murderdolls) / Eyes Set To Kill / Carfax Abbey / Die So Fluid at North Star Bar

Jim Thorpe / Vince Volz / Erik Cistaro

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